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Drosera Capensis Cape Sundew Plant Carnivorous 3" Pot

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Drosera Capensis, commonly known as Cape Sundew, is a captivating carnivorous plant native to the Cape region of South Africa. Its distinctive appearance includes a rosette of slender leaves covered in sticky glandular hairs that attract and trap insects. This unique adaptation allows Cape Sundew to thrive in nutrient-poor soils by absorbing essential nutrients from its prey. The plant produces delicate pink to white flowers on tall stalks, adding to its charm. Cape Sundew's care involves providing ample sunlight (at least 6 hours per day), consistently moist soil using distilled or rainwater, and maintaining high humidity levels. Planting in a well-draining, acidic soil mix, such as sphagnum moss and perlite, is crucial for its well-being. Cape Sundew benefits from warm temperatures (65-80°F or 18-27°C) and may undergo a winter dormancy period where watering is reduced. Supplementary feeding with small insects enhances its growth, making it a fascinating addition to carnivorous.